Biography & Education

  • Neurological Surgery
Education Background
Medical School: Mayo Medical School
Fellowship: National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London, England
  • English

Care Locations

Marc R. Mayberg, M.D.
550 17th Ave.
Suite #500
Seattle 98122
Fax (206) 320-8149
Monday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
550 17th Avenue
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98122
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Vision Problems and Pituitary Tumors

November 26, 2012

Nearly everyone notices vision problems, especially as you get older. In the great majority of cases, this is simply due to changes in the focusing capacity of the lens, and the solution is wearing glasses. However, it isn’t safe to assume that this is always the case. It’s important to have your eyes examined by a trained professional to determine whether something more serious is affecting the eye or the vision nerve. 

In the video below you’ll learn about something I commonly see in my practice – vision loss from a tumor of the pituitary gland that is putting pressure on the vision nerves. This type of vision loss typically reduces the peripheral vision to either side. This can be diagnosed by a test at the eye doctor called Visual Fields. As in this case, a relatively simple operation can reverse the vision problem before it becomes permanent. The key is early diagnosis. If you notice that your peripheral vision is affected, ask your eye doctor to check visual f...


  • Neurological Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Acromegaly
  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Brain Surgeons
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Cerebrovascular Disease Specialists
  • Chordoma
  • Cushing's Disease
  • CyberKnife
  • Gamma Knife
  • Meningioma
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurosurgeons at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Radiosurgery (CyberKnife & Gamma Knife) Physicians
  • Schwannoma
  • Seattle Pituitary Center
  • Skull-Base Tumors
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stroke
  • The Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment
  • The Pituitary Specialists at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute


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Highly recommending my doctor Dr. Mayberg & his staff kind, thoughtful, (Swedish Hospital all the a.m. shift men.
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The most time any provider has spent - explaining in detail diagnosis - very pleased.
Swedish Patient

Complete confidence in knowledge and advise of Dr. Mayberg.
Swedish Patient

Could not have had a better surgeon for my procedure.
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